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  • Al Qaeda-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. The men were taken hostage when militants from Syria took over the Lebanese border town of Arsal for...

  • US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. The Lebanese government requested the weapons after militants from Syria...

  • Activists: Jihadi killed near Syria-Lebanon border

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian opposition group says Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that the man known as Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi was killed by a bomb planted in his car in the rugged Qalamoun region...

  • Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

    BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. Moments later, they turn more somber as they introduce a segment on Palestinian hip hop, discussing the most recent...

  • Lebanon's former PM returns from exile amid crisis

    BEIRUT (AP) — Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, considered Lebanon's most influential Sunni Muslim politician, returned unexpectedly to Lebanon Friday after three years of self-imposed exile. His surprise return comes at a delicate time for the country after a week of bloody battles...

  • Syria militants leave Lebanese border town

    LABWEH, Lebanon (AP) — Militants from Syria who overran a Lebanese border town mostly withdrew back across the rugged hills separating the two countries as a cease-fire appeared to hold Thursday, allowing Lebanese troops to free seven fellow soldiers and ambulances to evacuate dozens of...

  • Some Syrian militants pull out of Lebanese town

    BEIRUT (AP) — Some Syrian militant fighters have begun withdrawing from the Lebanese town they captured five days earlier as a new 24-hour cease-fire was announced Wednesday, according to the Lebanese army and the Muslims clerics that mediated the deal. It is not clear how many militants are...

  • Lebanese army agrees to 24-hour truce in town

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army agreed to a 24-hour cease-fire in a border town held by Islamic extremists from Syria Tuesday to allow for negotiations for the release of captive soldiers and evacuate casualties, a senior Lebanese security official said. The agreement appears to be the fruit of...

  • Lebanese army battles Syrian rebels holding town

    LABWEH, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese troops battled rebels from Syria for control of a border town Monday, the deadliest challenge in years for the armed forces of this tiny country whose own sectarian tensions could boil over from the incursion. Dozens of armored personnel carriers, tanks and elite...



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